Book Reviews of Beyond All Reason: My Life With Susan Smith

Beyond All Reason: My Life With Susan Smith
Beyond All Reason My Life With Susan Smith
Author: David Smith, Carol Calef
ISBN-13: 9780786002924
ISBN-10: 0786002921
Publication Date: 8/1/1996
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This was an easy read, and intriguing. David Smith's POV on the tragic loss of his two children at the hands of his wife. He intermingles the story of their struggling marriage, affairs, with the events of those 9 days the kids were "missing" while his wife lied about what really happened...that she drowned them by strapping them into their car seats and rolling the car into a nearby lake. David includes at the end some of the many (21,000) letters he received after the news hit about the kids being dead. Good book, well written.
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Interesting read.After all these years my heart still breaks for David Smith and those precious little boys!
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Great Story,yet so sad.I went to the gravesite of these little boys and also to the lake where they lost their lives.I will never understand how a mother could do that to her children and I think the court should have done the very same thing to her instead of let her live,David lost his boys because of her,yet her parents still have her even though she is in prison,she's still alive.I followed this story from the beginning and it will always be in the back of my mind.I wish David and his new life the best even though I know it's hard for him.
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Riveting. Although heartbreaking,
read from cover to cover in one day.
A good read, though sad; an eye-opener.
JoJo
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This book takes you into the mind of this poor father whose kids were tragically taken from him. I could not put it down.
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Very in depth coverage of how Susan Smith's crime affected her husband, David Smith. Heartbreaking.
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Easy fast read. A lot of false self-deprecating, in my opinion, about his affairs, etc, and trying to garner as much sympathy for himself as possible. Sad story, for sure, but it was a bit of an annoying book.
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Although it's terribly sad, I'm glad I read this book. It's good to hear his point of view, and I was surprised at the level of personal detail he was willing to provide. Truth is, that made it sadder, because they just seemed so normal. Small town kids who met young, married young, had many of the very typical conflicts and struggles of many young married couples, and a nasty breakup in a small town. Affairs, arguments, family members in the middle of all the drama, kids caught in the middle, on-again off-again with the marriage, yet as messy as it was I couldn't find anything about their story leading up to the tragedy that really seemed so out of the ordinary. Everyone you know has at least a few or more of the problems they had, and while there are some really sad and upsetting parts in each of their histories, it still seems inconceivable this young mother was capable of murder. The details were often uncomfortable and abrupt, but in all it was a very human book describing flawed but well-meaning people in a terrible small town tragedy. I still recommend it for a sort of insider understanding of what seemed an unimaginable crime.
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this book was sad how could a mother hurt her own childreen and then lie about it and have everyone looking for a man that never did anything well its just sick .
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A decent non-fiction account of Susan Smith's fall from grace as she caused her children's deaths.
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This book will break your heart!
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This is a terribly sad story but I couldn't put it down.
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good book
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Heart-breaking book by the husband of Susan Smith, who left her 2 small children strapped into car seats and watched the car sink under the cold, cruel water.
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That get you wanting more. You felt like you needed yo hear the story from an inside point of view. I remember my daughter who was very young at the time, so we kept changing the channel when it came on the news. She was so curious. Then to read this books and see how the father felt was like seeing it from a personal level.